Other Museums

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Location: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW - Map

Description: See the Tower of Faces, an actual barracks from Auschwitz, video taped testimony, and the Hall of Remembrance.

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
*Closed on Yom Kippur and Christmas Day * NO PASSES are necessary for entering the Museum building, special exhibitions, the interactive Wexner Learning Center, and other Museum resources. But timed passes are necessary for visiting the permanent exhibition –The Holocaust– and can be obtained at the Museum on the day of your visit or in advance by calling 1-800-400-9373.

Phone: (202) 488-0400

Closest Metro Station: Smithsonian


The International Spy Museum

Location: 8th and F Streets

Description: Learn about the authentic tradecraft that has been used throughout time and around the world. Hear spies, in their own words, describe the challenges and the "game" of spying.

Hours: 8-10 April-October, 8-6 November-March

Phone: (202) 654-0960

Closest Metro Station: Gallery Pl - Chinatown


Ford's Theatre and Lincoln Museum

Location: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW10th and E Streets, NW

Description: See the President's Box where Lincoln was assassinated and check out a collection of Lincoln relics, including his stovepipe hat, cape and the suit he wore on the night of his assassination.

NOTE: Parts of the Theater are closed for renovation. Check their website.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Phone: (202) 426-6924

Closest Metro Station: Metro Center


Washington National Cathedral

Location: Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, NW - Map

Description: Offers gardens, shops, and an observation gallery that offers a spectacular view of Washington.

Regular hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily

Summer hours: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. M-F; Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Phone: (202) 537-6247

Closest Metro Station: Cleveland Park, Woodley Park - Zoo


National Geographic Explorer's Hall

Location: 17th and M Streets, NW

Description: See a giant rotating Earthglobe, Jacques Cousteau's diving saucer, Admiral Perry's arctic sled and a special electronic map depicting many famous world expeditions.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday; 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday

Phone: (202) 857-7588 (recorded information); (202) 857-7689 (group tours)

Closest Metro Station: Farragut North, Farragut West